The UCF Department of Biology is comprised of a balanced blend of research scientists and classroom lecturers who are committed to maintaining a diverse undergraduate curriculum, creating a dynamic graduate program, and engaging in contemporary research. We have successfully trained thousands of undergraduate students for a range of biology careers including scientists and health care professionals. Furthermore, our broad-based curriculum provides excellent preparation for post-graduate education (e.g. medical, dental, veterinary and graduate school).
Research within the department stretches across all scales of biology, from sub-organismal physiology to ecosystem dynamics. Our competitive MS and PhD. programs provide contemporary training in a diverse academic environment. Our students have consistently been employed by many state and federal agencies, colleges and universities, as well as environmental consulting firms and NGOs. Furthermore, our new Professional Sciences Masters in Conservation offers graduate students a non-thesis avenue to become especially competitive in today’s job market.